Positive Discipline: Time Out to Calm Down
Sep 29 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Parenting is hard! Add a new tool to your toolbox for those times when your child is too physically angry or emotionally dysregulated to be able to respond to other approaches.
Call to register: 970-882-4127
Is there any evidence that Time Out To Calm Down works?
Four decades of research have shown that, when done effectively, Time Out to Calm Down produces positive child outcomes in terms of reducing misbehavior, increasing children’s sense of security in their relationships, and preventing child maltreatment. Many parents have told us that it helps them to stay calm themselves because they have a predictable blueprint to follow that helps them maintain their positive, respectful, and trusting relationship. When adults use this tool appropriately, they are modeling a nonviolent response to conflict that stops the conflict and frustration and provides a cooling-off period for both children and parents. It gives children a chance to reflect on what they have done, consider better solutions, and fosters a sense of responsibility.
– Carolyn Webster-Stratton, PhD, “The Incredible Years: Decreasing Inappropriate Behavior”
Presented by The Pinon Project